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Last Updated: Monday, 23 June 2003, 12:06 GMT 13:06 UK
Fiddling the figures
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Panorama: Fiddling the Figures will be broadcast on BBC One on Sunday, 29 June , 2003 at 2215 BST.

Panorama uncovers disturbing evidence about what some hospitals are doing to achieve the government's National Health Service (NHS) targets.

One former NHS chief executive tells the programme that failing to meet targets was considered a "sackable offence" and a senior consultant says managers allocated him "zero minutes" to see a patient who wasn't considered a priority.

A former finance director also reveals what happened when he discovered his hospital was altering the figures for cancelled operations.

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Production team:
Reporter: Sarah Barclay
Producer: Nick London
Assistant Producers: Shabnam Grewal, Matthew Cottingham
Deputy Editors: Andy Bell, Sam Collyns
Editor: Mike Robinson

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